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Arkansas public access to benefit from modernized Marine Fuel Tax Program

Jan. 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s regularly scheduled meeting a minute order authorizing AGFC Director Austin Booth to sign an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to update the existing Marine Fuel Tax program to enhance public boating access to The Natural State’s waters.

AGFC, TNC add 1,165 acres of outdoor opportunity in south Arkansas

Nov. 18, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a $1.35 million Recovery Land Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision authorized Director Austin Booth to complete the acquisition of 1,165 acres adjacent to Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area at today’s meeting at the Arkansas State University Alumni Center. The Union County property, which is being purchased from The Nature Conservancy, will be added to the AGFC’s WMA system, adding even more public access for hunters, anglers and other outdoor recreationists in south Arkansas.

Arkansas Conservation License Plate unveiled

Oct. 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A colorful longear sunfish will be featured on next year’s Arkansas Conservation License Plate, as announced at today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

High school students attend April AGFC meeting

April 23, 2021

HEBER SPRINGS – Students of Heber Springs High School had the opportunity to sit in with commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today at a special town-hall style meeting in their school gymnasium.

AGFC authorizes access agreements at Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA

March 18, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission authorized AGFC Director Pat Fitts today to sign memorandums of agreement with the Lawrence County Conservation District and Flat Creek Watershed Improvement District to improve water delivery to flood Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area in northeast Arkansas.

Commission authorizes new boat access to Bayou Bartholomew

Jan. 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s regularly scheduled meeting the use of Marine Fuel Tax funds to build a boat ramp to Bayou Bartholomew at its intersection with Arkansas Highway 277 in Drew County.

Northwest Arkansas sees multiple improvements to fishing access

Sept. 2, 2020

ROGERS — Anglers in Northwest Arkansas will be able to get to their favorite fishing location a little easier with the addition of some much-needed infrastructure improvements, thanks to Marine Fuel Tax funds and contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.